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Item - The Kingdoms of Terror

(Original British (Beaver) edition)
(Original British (Beaver) edition)
(Original British (Beaver) edition)
(British (Beaver) edition, second cover)
(British (Red Fox) edition)
(British (Red Fox) edition)
(British (Red Fox) edition)
(American edition)
(American edition, later printing)
(American edition, 5th printing - cover)
(American edition, eleventh printing)
(Lone Wolf (2007-) edition)
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Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Project Aon (Project Aon edition)
Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) — no. 6
Lone Wolf (2007-) no. 6
Platform: Web Browser (Project Aon edition)
Translated Into: Alam gerun (Malay)
Königreich des Schreckens (German)
Království děsu (Czech)
Kyouryuu no oukoku [恐怖の王国] (Japanese)
Nel regno del terrore (Italian)
La piedra de la ciencia (Spanish)
La Pierre de la sagesse (French)
Skräckens länder (Swedish)
Stis hores tou tromou [Στις χώρες του Τρόμου] (Greek)
Adapted Into: The Lorestone of Varetta (Novel)
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (Original British (Beaver) edition - interior; American edition, later printing - interior; American edition, eleventh printing - interior; British (Red Fox) edition - interior; British (Beaver) edition, second cover - interior; Project Aon edition - interior; American edition - interior; American edition, 5th printing - interior)
Corben, Richard (American edition, later printing - cover; American edition, eleventh printing - cover; American edition - cover; American edition, 5th printing - cover)
Jones, Peter Andrew (British (Red Fox) edition - cover)
Salmon, Brian (Original British (Beaver) edition - cover; British (Beaver) edition, second cover - cover; Project Aon edition - cover)
Dates: July, 1985 (American edition)
November 14, 1985 (Original British (Beaver) edition)
1986 (American edition, 5th printing)
1990 (British (Red Fox) edition)
December 3, 2000 (Project Aon edition)
2008 (Lone Wolf (2007-) edition)
ISBNs: 0099444607 / 9780099444602 (Original British (Beaver) edition, British (Red Fox) edition, British (Beaver) edition, second cover)
0425084469 / 9780425084465 (American edition, later printing, American edition, eleventh printing, American edition, American edition, 5th printing)
Length: 350 sections (Original British (Beaver) edition, British (Beaver) edition, second cover, British (Red Fox) edition, American edition, American edition, later printing, American edition, 5th printing, American edition, eleventh printing, Project Aon edition)
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points) (Original British (Beaver) edition, British (Beaver) edition, second cover, British (Red Fox) edition, American edition, American edition, later printing, American edition, 5th printing, American edition, eleventh printing, Project Aon edition)
Cover Price: US$2.95 (American edition, later printing, American edition, 5th printing)
US$4.50 (American edition, eleventh printing)
US$2.50 (American edition)
User Summary: After three years of studying the Book of the Magnakai, you determine that you must discover an ancient artifact known as the Lorestone of Varetta.
Demian's Thoughts:

This seems to me a rather minor entry in the series, but at the same time a milestone. It's minor in that its plot, despite involving an ancient artifact of great power, lacks much significance to the overall storyline of the series and features few memorable creatures, characters or encounters. It's a milestone, though, because it marks the beginning of the Magnakai series and introduces a couple of new rules features: the use of a bow and "Lore Circles," sets of disciplines that, when all attained, increase your Combat Skill and/or Endurance -- a nice touch, as it adds a further dimension to choosing abilities. This isn't a bad book, but it's my least favorite in the series so far. There are some nice touches in the forms of tricky ways to die (you really have to pay attention to certain details to avoid falling stupidly into traps) and recurring characters, but the mission consists mostly of wandering grim, mercenary-filled streets, and it gets tiresome fairly quickly. I'm glad to have this quest behind me and am ready to move on to the next adventure.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Tan Hong Kiat for the original Beaver cover scan (subsequently replaced with a higher resolution image), to Brett Easterbrook for the Beaver reissue scan, and Marcus Pearse for the Red Fox front cover scan and to Ryan Lynch for the first prining images and the Red Fox back cover/spine/title page verso images. Thanks to the Museum of Computer Adventure Game History for the images of the $2.50 American edition.
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Users with Extra Copies: DeKoovenWolf - Beaver edition
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Known Editions

Original British (Beaver) edition
British (Beaver) edition, second cover
British (Red Fox) edition
American edition
American edition, later printing
American edition, 5th printing
American edition, eleventh printing
Project Aon edition
Lone Wolf (2007-) edition (in The Kingdoms of Terror (reissue))

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